A Cygnet Infotech venture, e-Shabda is a part of our effort to bring the benefits of digital publishing to Indian language publishers and authors. While the global publishing industry is making the most of e-publishing, authors and publishers of Gujarati and other regional languages do not have any way of reaching out to the massive online audience of Indian readers. Through e-Shabda, we want to:
To achieve these goals, we offer end-to-end e-publishing solutions: right from converting a book to the proper eBook format to distributing, marketing and securing it, we take care of all the stages in the cycle. To further these efforts, we have set up Indian-Ebooks.com, an open platform where all associated publishers can sell books, and from where any reader can purchase books.
By using the internationally accepted standard UNICODE fonts and creating eBooks in the standard formats, we ensure that readers can read Indian language books on most e-readers, mobile phones and tablets.
The originator of e-Shabda, Apurva Ashar has a 24 years of experience in publishing Gujarati books, and he brought to life thousands of books by top Gujarati writers. Along with his in-depth knowledge of the publishing industry, he has decades of software development experience. Using these two disparate skillsets, he plans to revolutionize the regional languages digital publishing industry in India.
During the first stage, the e-Shabda portal will offer 300-500 Gujarati eBooks from five associated publishers: Navjivan Trust, Gurjar Grantha, AMA Publications, Image Publications and Saarthak Prakashan. We plan to extend the services to more publishers and authors soon.